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Up Close – Messi Nemeziz Goes Cold Blooded

Over the past few months, adidas has been extra generous and loaded us up with some absolutely stunning signature Messi releases. In fairness, when you are the GOAT, it only makes sense to keep a fresh look and updated appearance. As part of the recently released Cold Blooded Pack, adidas …

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Concave Volt+ With TechStitch – Feature Review

Welcome in the Concave Volt+ TECHSTITCH, the first Concave boot to feature a knit style material through the upper. In order to create something different that falls in line with Concave’s marketing strategy, the knit actually interlocks throughout the upper’s inner lining to maintain structure and minimize weight. So, rest assured …

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Up Close – Nike Mercurial Vapor NJR “Puro Fenomeno”

Puro Fenomeno NJR Featured

If you have been waiting for a boot that connects the original Ronaldo and Neymar, it has finally arrived! Released as a signature Neymar release, the Nike Mercurial Vapor “Puro Fenomeno” pays homage to two of Brazil’s greatest players. It is a boot that borrow aesthetic cues from the Superfly II that Neymar …

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Up Close – Nike Hypervenom X Finale II SE TF

Nike Hypervenom X Finale II SE TF

If you are on the market for a pair of turf specific shoes, the Hypervenom X Finale II TF has probably popped up on your radar. They are a very clean looking boot that takes advantage of Nike’s many fine technological advancements over the past few seasons, like Flywire to aid in …

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10 Things You Need To Know About The Mercurial Flyknit Ultra

Since their initial introduction in September, the Mercurial Flyknit Ultra has become somewhat of a celebrity for true boot enthusiasts. Adding an increased level of comfort, via the introduction of Flyknit, to a speed focused silo has made it an intriguing option. It is the type of boot you just have …

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UA Clutchfit Force 3.0 ICON – They Arrived!

UA ICON Custom Boots

A few weeks back, we were offered the opportunity to be one of the first to fully customize a pair of Under Armour Clutchfit Force, part of the new ICON feature. UA ICON steps things up a level, by offering incredible new ways to create your own personalized boot. You can …

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A Different Type Of Nemeziz vs Mercurial Comparison

Nemeziz Tango vs MercurialX

We are in the midst of indoor season, and there is sure to be a lot of players looking to find their next IC specific shoe. With many top options available, we wanted to compare two of the most talked about right now. For Nike it is the special edition MercurialX …

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What is the adidas Copa Gloro 17.2?

Copa Gloro Featured

Sometimes, keeping a boot design simple can prove most effective on-pitch. This boot is a pretty perfect example. As part of the highly regarded Copa Mundial family, the Copa Gloro 17.2 is intended to provide comfort in the most simplistic fashion. There isn’t a lot to this release; a premium Taurus …

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What to Expect From The Nike Premier II

Nike Premier 2 Feature

If classy, traditional style, heritage boots are your thing, then you are probably fully aware of what the Nike Premier line-up is all about. With its second generation release in the series, Nike has made a few minor updates across the upper. These changes are not necessarily intended to change …

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Things You Need To Know About the Under Armour Spotlight

Under Armour Spotlight Soccer Cleats

Under Armour are no strangers to pushing boundaries and creating functioning boots with new age designs. Their latest release, and one they hope continues their positive trend of late, is the second generation UA Spotlight. What is it that makes these just a little different? Well, it is the zipper …

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Neymar’s “Written In The Stars” Mercurial Vapor In Detail

Nike Vapor XI NJR FG

Along with this big money move from Barcelona to PSG, Neymar has been treated to a signature new boot. The Nike Mercurial Vapor “Written In The Stars” depicts a special timeline of how he has reached the current heights of his career. This is the first signature boot created and customed …

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Puma One Feature

It is one of those unspoken aspects to the new Puma ONE release, but in order to take it to market another boot had to bow out. In fact, Puma went a step further and made a more radical change by retiring both the evoSPEED and evoTOUCH silos. In reality …

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Special Edition Nike Tiempo VII “Black Platinum”

Tiempo Legend VII Featured

If you have been waiting for an updated version of the Nike Tiempo to arrive, it is almost here. This weekend, Nike treated us to an exclusive pair of their special edition Nike Tiempo Legend VII. Featuring a Black Platinum colorway, there are only 100 pairs of these boots worldwide, …

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What Has Puma Created With the evoPOWER Vigor 3D?

If you have experienced what the Puma evoPOWER Vigor 1 has on offer, you will know that they are pretty special. If the market was based on performance alone, they would sit very close to the top of the pile. Well, Puma is looking to make an additional statement with …

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